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Webster 1913 Edition


Agreement

A-gree′ment

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
agrément
.]
1.
State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity;
as, a good
agreement
subsists among the members of the council
.
What
agreement
hath the temple of God with idols ?
2 Cor. vi. 16.
Expansion and duration have this further
agreement
.
Locke.
2.
(Gram.)
Concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person.
3.
(Law)
(a)
A concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract.
(b)
The language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises.
Abbott. Brande & C.
Syn. – Bargain; contract; compact; stipulation.

Webster 1828 Edition


Agreement

AGREE'MENT

,
Noun.
1.
Concord; harmony; conformity.
What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? 2Cor. 6.
2.
Union of opinions or sentiments; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council.
3.
Resemblance; conformity; similitude.
Expansion and duration have this farther agreement.
4.
Union of minds in regard to a transfer of interest; bargain; compact; contract; stipulation.
Make an agreement with me by a present. 2Kings 18.
He made an agreement for the purchase of a house.

Definition 2022


agreement

agreement

English

Noun

agreement (countable and uncountable, plural agreements)

  1. (countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
    • 2013 July 19, Timothy Garton Ash, Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 18:
      Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. [] The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
    to enter an agreement;  the UK and US negotiators nearing agreement;  he nodded his agreement.
  2. (uncountable) A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; the state of not contradicting one another.
    The results of my experiment are in agreement with those of Michelson and with the law of General Relativity.
  3. (uncountable, law) A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
  4. (uncountable, linguistics) Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 6, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 306:
      Having clarified what we mean by ‘Personʼ and ‘Numberʼ, we can now return to our earlier observation that a finite I is inflected not only for Tense, but also for Agreement. More particularly, I inflects for Person and Number, and must ‘agreeʼ with its Subject, in the sense that the Person/Number features of I must match those of the Subject.
  5. (obsolete, chiefly in the plural) An agreeable quality.
    • 1650, John Donne, "Elegie XVII":
      Her nymph-like features such agreements have / That I could venture with her to the grave [...].

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  • (An understanding to follow a course of conduct): conspiracy

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Most common English words before 1923: sleep · ex · mere · #689: agreement · ship · third · evil

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English agreement.

Noun

agreement m (invariable)

  1. agreement (pact, accord)

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